For the thirds consecutive year I’ve been lucky enough to be part of the Welsh international team which has won Gold at the rivers championship – And each one feels better than the last. Fishing for your country is a pleasure and being part of such a strong team has its perks, you always learn of each other and watch how other anglers fish and … Continue reading Rivers International 2014
As the nights start to get longer, only just before they start getting short again, there’s plenty of light left to head to a river or pond after work. Fortunately for me – Cwm Hedd is only 15 minutes away and over the last two week’s I’ve managed to blow the float tube up and have a couple of sessions. The evening fishing at Cwm Hedd has been … Continue reading Float Tubing on Cwm Hedd
It’s not often I get the chance to fish purely wild rivers nowadays, mostly due to the fact that a lot of the rivers here in south Wales are stocked sometime through the season, even the upper reaches have fish introduced each year, with some stocked fish somehow finding their way upstream to non-stocked areas. Considering the amount of river fishing I do and with … Continue reading Brown Trout fishing on the River Cothi
Do you ever get those days where you just have to get out fishing? You have absolutely nothing else to do but tie flies, the weather is dismal, most wouldn’t even venture outside to walk the dog, but you still decide to put on your chest waders and go fishing. A few weeks ago I done just that. The day before we had some heavy … Continue reading Brown Trout on the Wurum
Over the last few weeks I’ve been fishing Cwm Hedd fishery a 7 acre lake just outside Newport. The fishing has been fantastic to say the least, and just a hop, skip and jump down the road, ideal to spend the last few hours of the day. As I turned up at the lake I thought I’d died and gone to heaven! Fish rising everywhere, literally anywhere on … Continue reading Cwm Hedd Trout Lake
One of the most exciting things I’ve caught on a fly rod has to be a carp. The build up to actually hooking the fish is very intense. Actually getting the fish to feed from the surface on what looks like an empty lake as they sulk on the bottom can be electrifying. Recently Terry and I stumbled across a small lake (which never gets … Continue reading Carp off the surface!
The past weekend saw Chew Valley open it’s doors to boat anglers for the first time in 2014, for the Saturday, I was lucky enough to secure a boat – And Friday afternoon we had the all clear that the boats were heading out after some hairy weather and strong winds. By the time we arrived after meeting the Bristol boys at the Blue Bowl … Continue reading Chew Opening Day!